Galaxy S6 Rumors: Edge

Samsung reportedly won’t get too daring with the Galaxy S6

By on December 11, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Samsung reportedly won’t get too daring with the Galaxy S6

After reporting earlier that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship phone may launch alongside a special Edge version that would even sport dual-edge displaysSamMobile now says that it has learned from its insiders that a Galaxy S6 Edge doesn’t exist, at least for the time being. More →

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Amazon Surprise App

Amazon just turned holiday shopping into an insanely simple one-step process

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Amazon just turned holiday shopping into an insanely simple one-step process

If you hate holiday shopping as much as I do, you need to give Amazon’s new app a try. It’s called Surprise! and it takes all of the hassle out of finding gifts, wrapping them and delivering them to your friends and family members. With Surprise!, you can simply put together a cute e-card, attach an Amazon.com Gift Card and leave the heavy lifting to the recipient. More →

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Google iOS Material Design

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its apps with the highly anticipated Material Design interface that Android fans have been waiting for. Interestingly, iOS users are receiving the updates as well, which is the case again this week after the latest update for the official Google app on iPhone and iPad. More →

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Windows Phone Is Dead

Windows Phone is circling the drain as longtime users lose hope

By on December 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Windows Phone is circling the drain as longtime users lose hope

2014 has been a very bad year for Windows Phone. Not only has the platform’s market share been stagnant at best but it’s been more than a year since we’ve seen any flagship Windows Phone hardware on par with 2013’s Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520. In that time, Apple has released both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus and Android fans have had a feast of riches in the form of high-end flagship devices from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and OnePlus. Even BlackBerry has made its diehard fans happy with the release of the beastly BlackBerry Passport. Now things have gotten so bad that two high-profile Windows Phone users have said they’re quitting the platform this week until things change. More →

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iPhone 6 Price

Don’t buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus right now – Walmart is about to slash its prices

Don’t buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus right now – Walmart is about to slash its prices

By on December 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus right now. Apple’s new iPhones are two of the best smartphones the world has ever seen, and they are supported by the best mobile app ecosystem on the planet. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature stunning designs that are shockingly thin and unmistakably Apple. They also sport beautiful displays and the best camera that has ever been included on an Apple device.

But trust us: You don’t want to buy an iPhone right now. More →

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Google Nexus 5 Stock

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

By on December 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

Google has recently launched the Nexus 6, its best and biggest smartphone to date, but the device is also pretty expensive when purchased for full price, especially compared to previous Nexus models. Luckily, for budget Nexus device buyers, Google still has the more affordable Nexus 5 in stock, but that’s about to change in the future. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Nexus 6

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

One of the most interesting things to watch over the past few years has been to see Apple and Google try to make their platforms more alike by adopting one another’s strengths. So while Apple has been working on making its platform a little bit more open to things such as third-party keyboards, Google has been pouring resources into Android’s overall design to make it more visually appealing. Android 5.0 Lollipop and its Material Design UI are the results of all this work and so far both have been earning wide praise from early adopters. More →

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Top 10 Android Phones

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by battery life

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by battery life

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Battery life is, and will continue to be, one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new Android smartphone or tablet. After all, what good are all those amazing features and apps if your battery is going to die while you’re in the middle of enjoying them? Battery technology isn’t keeping pace with other technological advancements at all, and with all of the new devices that launch every month, it’s hard to determine which phones and tablets will give you the most bang for your buck where battery performance is concerned.

Now, one of the world’s leading benchmark test providers has issued a list of the 10 best Android devices on the planet, ranked by battery performance. More →

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Samsung Galaxy E7 Specs

Big leak reveals everything you need to know about two unannounced Samsung phones

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Big leak reveals everything you need to know about two unannounced Samsung phones

As we discussed at length in a recent review, Samsung is in trouble. The company is still pulling in tens of billions of dollars in revenue each quarter, so there are certainly companies that are worse off than Samsung, but a 60% dive in net profit last quarter is all you need to know to understand that something has to change if Samsung is to maintain its leadership position in the smartphone market.

Samsung already began a huge shakeup in its mobile division by firing dozens of executives, but it remains to be seen how the company’s strategy will change in 2015 and beyond. In the meantime, two of the first new Android Samsung is set to launch in 2015 have just been detailed in a big new leak. More →

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Microsoft Lumia 1030 Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

What has Microsoft been doing with Windows Phone all year? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves again and again as we’ve watched the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and even OnePlus release one great Android phone after another while the best Microsoft has come up with this year is a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). More →

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iPhone 6s and Apple Watch Rumors

Apple Watch heading to production earlier than expected, iPhone 6s not so lucky

By on December 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Apple Watch heading to production earlier than expected, iPhone 6s not so lucky

Apple’s suppliers may have significantly improved production yields for the Apple Watch, Chinese publication Economic Daily News reports, with mass-production expected to start earlier than initially anticipated. However, Apple is not likely to launch an updated iPhone 6s model in Spring, as some wild speculations suggested, the same source has revealed. More →

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Windows Phone Is Dead

Longtime Windows Phone user explains why Windows Phone has almost no shot in the U.S.

By on December 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Longtime Windows Phone user explains why Windows Phone has almost no shot in the U.S.

After showing some promise in 2013, Windows Phone adoption has largely stagnated in 2014, especially in the United States. ZDNet’s Ed Bott, who has used Windows Phone for years, recently threw up his hands in frustration because he’s sick and tired of wireless carriers — and Verizon in particular — not caring enough about Windows Phone users to help them get the latest updates and features on their devices. More →

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